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Skype has a Star Trek-style universal translator

Skype has a Star Trek-style universal translator
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It's finally here. The pre-access preview to Skype's on-the-fly universal translator is finally here. Skype is one of the most popular voice over IP phone services in the world and Skype Translator could connect people who speak different languages.

How does it work? This Skype's infographic explains it perfectly.

SkypeTranslatorInfo

Skype's translation feature isn't perfect as it is and the infographic acknowledges that. From what it looks like, the neatest feature behind Skype's translation technology is the fact that it's built to learn.

I took a quick look at Skype Translator and the preview version is definitely not without its faults. As it stands, the software only translates every word if you speak slowly. Speaking quickly means that Skype Translator will miss a word or two.

Next page: Find out how to check out Skype Translator for yourself on the next page.
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